"Developing lifelong learners in a caring, creative community."

Be Part of Ballyclare High

The move from Primary to Post Primary school is an exciting time for pupils and their families. We also understand that this journey can bring some apprehension, as significant decisions are made and big changes start to take place. As a school, we want to support our pupils and families during this important process. The following information will help you understand more about life at Ballyclare High School and guide you through the application process. 
Principal Dr Michelle Rainey
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At Ballyclare High School we want every child to prosper, reach their full potential and be happy. We see each pupil as an individual with their own gifts and abilities. It is our privilege to create an environment where they will flourish and goforward to do great things.

"Developing lifelong learners in a caring, creative community."
Dr Michelle Rainey
What our parents say...
"My child’s form tutor is a very caring and encouraging teacher who goes above and beyond in his support and concern for his pupils."
What our parents say...
"Pupils find teachers very approachable if they have any concerns, and have no hesitation in seeking out help if required."
What our parents say...
"The form tutors are great at helping Year 8 pupils to settle in."
What our parents say...
"The teachers at Ballyclare High are very good at building and developing strong relationships with their pupils."
You’ve heard from our Principal, our pupils and our parents, now it’s time to get a look around the school building... take our virtual tour:
The school buildings are only one part of life at Ballyclare High. The real heartof our school stems from the values we honour as a community:

Ballyclare High School Values:

Providing a nurturing environment that values the well-being of every individual.
Unleashing creative potential, innovative thinking, and a love for exploration.
Cultivating an atmosphere that encourages collaboration, where everyone feels valued and heard.
Instilling a resilient mindset, empowering our pupils to find opportunities for growth.
Celebrating achievements; inspiring future leaders.
Inspiring our pupils to reach for the stars with a spirit of curiosity and determination.


Our School Prospectus is the best way to find out more about life at Ballyclare High School. In it, you’ll learn about our subjects, after school activities, sport, music, opportunities and much more. 
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What our parents say...
"The school celebrates success in all areas, encouraging students to be active in wider school life."
What our parents say...
"The school set a high bar academically which has driven my daughter to surpass expectations."
What our parents say...
"As a Year 8 parent, I think the school has excelled with the transition from primary to post-primary education."
What our parents say...
"The school provided an excellent introduction for new pupils with lots of activities to promote new friendships. My child has felt very supported."

Apply to Ballyclare High School

Applications for Post Primary places open on the 30th January at 12 noon.
Our Admissions Criteria and EA guidance on the admissions process can be viewed using the links below:
The Application Process Time-line:
11th Jan
Admissions Criteria
Admissions Criteria for all post primary schools are published on the EA website.
30th Jan
Applications Open
Applications open on EA Connect from 12 noon.
22nd Feb
Applications Close
Applications must be submitted by 12 noon.
Feb - May
Post Primary schools consider applications and apply their admissions criteria.
18th May
Applications Outcome
Parents/carers informed of application via email or letter.
All applications for admission will be considered in the first instance by the post primary school listed as first preference and should the applicant be successful in gaining entrance to that school, they will not be considered by the schools listed as second preference and so on.

Still have questions?

If you still have questions about the school or the application process, please do get in touch.

Call the office: 028 9332 2244 or Email info@ballyclarehigh.ballyclare.ni.sch.uk


Ballyclare High School
31 Rashee Rd
BT39 9HJ

T. 028 9332 2244
E. info@ballyclarehigh.ballyclare.ni.sch.uk

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